The fate of Reading Country Club still uncertain

EXETER TWP., Pa. - At its Monday night meeting, the Exeter Township Board of Supervisors approved 2019 golf fees for the Reading Country Club that are similar to 2018 prices, but the club’s fate is in doubt as it continues to lose money.

“How are we going to prevent running into the red again? (What’s) going to happen when we see that we’re running into the red?” Supervisor Lisa VanderLaan asked.

Township Manager John Granger said that he will provide a financial report on the country club to the board members each month. He said he will need direction from them as to where the breaking point is and when the country club is being too greatly subsidized by the general fund.

“Why don’t you just shut it down and let the grass go and the heck with it?” resident August Arnold asked. “Use it as a park. You can’t keep going this way.”

The board will discuss the country club again at its Jan. 28 meeting.

In other business, Granger was appointed as secretary, treasurer and chief administrative officer. Sam Cortes was appointed as solicitor. Jennifer Savage was appointed finance director. Clarence Hamm was appointed as the highway superintendent. Laurie Getz was appointed as the director of communications and recreation.

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